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Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas

Ingredients
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 onion, chopped
One 8-ounce piece deli ham, diced
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
One 17.5-ounce package potato gnocchi
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup heavy cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese

Directions

Preheat the broiler to high heat.

Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the ham and thyme and continue to cook until the ham is lightly browned.

Add the chicken broth and 3/4 cup water and bring to a simmer. Add the gnocchi, stir well, cover and cook until the gnocchi is slightly tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat.

Uncover and stir in the peas, cream, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Sprinkle the cheese over the top and broil until golden and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Serve.

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Baked Zucchini Spirals and Meatballs Parmesan

Ingredients
1 (12-ounce) package Little Green Sprout’s Organics Veggie Spirals Zucchini or Green Giant Veggie Spirals™ Zucchini
8 ounces fully cooked turkey meatballs
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup tomato sauce (1/4 cup for topping)
1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 Tablespoons plus 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (1 Tablespoon for topping)

Directions
1 Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 Cook Zucchini Veggie Spirals™ according to package directions and drain very well. Keep warm.

3 If store-bought, cook the meatballs according to the package directions. If home-made, heat until warmed through.

4 Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl, except sauce and cheese for topping.

5 Spray an oven proof baking dish (1.5 quart or 8”x8”), with nonstick cooking spray and place the mixed ingredients in the baking dish. Top the dish with the extra sauce and cheese.

6 Place into the preheated oven until bubbling, about 15 minutes. Serve hot.

When cooking Zucchini Veggie Spirals™, always drain well before serving or adding to your favorite sauce. Use paper towels to pat dry and soak excess water. Replace the meatballs with cooked ground beef, turkey, or Italian sausage for a Bolognese style sauce.

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Creamy Tomato Shrimp Rotini Pasta

Ingredients
for 3 servings

3 tablespoons butter
2 lb shrimp, deveined and peeled
1 cup tomato, chopped
½ cup green onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 cup milk
1 ¼ cups rotini pasta

Preparation
Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Cook the shrimp until pink.

Add the tomato, green onion, chili powder, parsley, salt, and pepper, stirring until evenly mixed.

Pour in the milk, bringing to a boil.

Stir in the cooked pasta until well-coated.

Enjoy!

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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Ingredients
for 6 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
3 chicken breasts, cubed
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 ½ cups chicken broth
2 ½ cups heavy cream
1 lb penne pasta, uncooked
2 cups parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped

Preparation
In a pot, heat oil and add chicken.

Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Add garlic, then brown the chicken.

Add broth, heavy cream, and pasta, and bring to a boil.

Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer for 15-20 min.

Turn off heat and stir in 1 ½ cups (165 grams) of parmesan cheese.

Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11×7 inch or 9×13 inch (28×18 cm or 33×23 cm) baking dish.

Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup (115 grams) of mozzarella cheese.

Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of mozzarella (115 grams) and ½ cup (55 grams) of parmesan.

Broil 10 – 15 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown. Remove and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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Penne Alla Vodka

Ingredients
for 3 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
28 oz crushed tomato, 1 can
½ cup vodka
½ teaspoon red chili flake
½ cup heavy cream
4 cups penne pasta
fresh parsley, to garnish
Parmesan, to garnish

Preparation
Heat oil in a large pot over high heat. Cook onion until translucent.

Add beef, salt, and pepper, cooking until all the moisture has evaporated and the beef is browned.

Add crushed tomatoes, vodka, and chili flakes, stirring and cooking until half of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce has reduced.

Add cream, stirring until evenly incorporated.

Stir in pasta until evenly coated.

Serve with parsley and parmesan.

Enjoy!

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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients
for 3 servings

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup cooked sausage, sliced
2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups penne pasta, cooked
1 cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh parsley

Preparation
Heat oil in a large pot over high heat. Cook the garlic, sausage, and chicken until garlic starts to brown and the chicken is no longer pink.

Sprinkle over the Cajun seasoning and stir to evenly coat the sausage and chicken.

Add the cream, and bring to a boil.

Add the pasta, stirring until evenly mixed.

To finish, add parmesan and parsley, stirring until cheese melts and pasta is coated with a thick sauce.

Serve.
Enjoy!

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Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken

Total:40 min
Active: 20 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pints cherry tomatoes
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
One 1-pound ball fresh mozzarella, sliced into 6 rounds
10 fresh basil leaves, torn
Baby arugula, for serving
Crusty bread, for serving

Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil onto a rimmed baking sheet and use your fingers to evenly spread it out and coat the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Scatter the cherry tomatoes on the baking sheet and shake it back and forth so they become evenly coated in the oil and seasoning. Arrange the chicken in the center of the baking sheet, pushing the tomatoes out to the perimeter, and drizzle the chicken with the remaining tablespoon of oil.

Bake until the tomatoes are soft, blistered and begin to burst, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium and simmer until the vinegar has reduced by half and is thick enough to coat back of the spoon, 7 to 8 minutes.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and drape a slice of mozzarella over each chicken breast. Bake until the cheese melts and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast has reached 160 degrees F, 5 to 7 minutes (the chicken will carryover cook to 165 F).

Sprinkle the chicken and tomatoes with the basil and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Spoon the collected pan juices over the tomatoes and chicken. Serve on a bed of arugula and with crusty bread to mop up the pan juices.

Recipe found here: Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken

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